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  07 July 2013
Laika's The BoxTrolls - Theatrical Teaser

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMC...player_embedded
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  07 July 2013
The above link is removed, but you can watch it here:

http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/...s/theboxtrolls/
 
  07 July 2013
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I think I'll make a point of completely avoiding this, due to unfriendly marketing practices. You only get one opportunity to make a first impression, and this one smells really bad.
 
  07 July 2013
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"I think I'll make a point of completely avoiding this, due to unfriendly marketing practices. You only get one opportunity to make a first impression, and this one smells really bad."

What on EARTH are you talking about?
 
  07 July 2013
What did they do wrong?
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  07 July 2013
Originally Posted by doffer: What did they do wrong?


I'm scratching my head about that too.
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  07 July 2013
Originally Posted by doffer: What did they do wrong?


His uncles eat rare and smelly cheeses.
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  07 July 2013
I like smelly cheeses. Finally a movie for me.

(It looks like a fun movie to me)
 
  07 July 2013
unfriendly marketing practices? did i miss something?

i was expecting them to have been working on "goblins" from philip reeve.. dunno why but i thought i heard that through the grapevine at one point.. looks fun! Laika has scored 100 percent in the "flipnap range of goodness" to this point so i expect nothing less from this.
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  07 July 2013
Originally Posted by doffer: What did they do wrong?


I cant vouch for phexitol's reasons, but there is a bit of negative feedback concerning the fact that 'some children have 2 dads' is mentioned in the trailer. Some folk still seem a bit sore over the gay marriage issue.
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  07 July 2013
Originally Posted by grrinc: I cant vouch for phexitol's reasons, but there is a bit of negative feedback concerning the fact that 'some children have 2 dads' is mentioned in the trailer. Some folk still seem a bit sore over the gay marriage issue.


Well, that wouldn't by definition be "unfriendly".. however, anyone who saw "paranorman" knows it was the first animated film that (arguably) had a gay character.
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  07 July 2013
I think it looks great.
I like the strange and unnerving premise of a boy living in the sewers with some strange creatures.
There are plenty of movies with exploding robots and kickboxing faeries out there, good think Laika sticks to making original stuff.
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  07 July 2013
Love the design of the creatures
 
  07 July 2013
That's just an un-natural abomination! I mean, boxes? WTF?

Seriously...boxes?

Also, I've seen it mentioned before that ParaNorman had a gay character in it. Who was it? Not being judgmental, just wondering which character they are referring to, or what it was about a character that made people assume he/she was gay. It was pretty far from obvious, at least to me, since I didn't notice at all.
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  07 July 2013
Originally Posted by phexitol: I think I'll make a point of completely avoiding this, due to unfriendly marketing practices. You only get one opportunity to make a first impression, and this one smells really bad.


"Unfriendly marketing practices"? This trailer looks great! What on earth are you on about? If, by any chance, you're taking offence to the "two dads" and "two moms" (which I hope you're not) then hey, it's your loss.
 
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